Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Nectarines on Board--Original American Still Life

Today's 8x10 inch oil painting was the result of a fun little accident. I was going to paint a bowl of these juicy little jems, but I found a rotton nectarine in the bottom of the bowl. Needless to say, I threw away the bad one, washed the bowl, and was ready to put the fruit back in when I noticed the wonderful shadows cast by the sunlight on the nectarines. I left them just as they were, on top of a gessoed hardboard and painted away. I like the bright colors and the contrast of shapes. As I said, a fun little accident.
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